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Hey folks - newbie here to the forum. Been a long time player and have owned many brands over the years. I've never owned a Gibson and being a big Les Paul fan, I'm in the market for my first.

 

In doing a little browsing and initial research, I'm very intrigued by the Standard Faded series which I'm guessing was recently discontinued as I see many of these for sale which were made in 2008 and yet no information on Gibson's site. Were these discontinued when the new Standard 2008 was introduced?

 

Secondly, these guitars look really nice to me and seem to have very comparable specs to Standards (solid / but chambered mahogany body, solid mahogany neck, maple tops, burstbucker pickups, Kluson hardware, etc.) except for the gloss finish and yet the Standard Faded's seem to go much cheaper. Is the big price differential due fully to the finish or am I missing something else?

 

Any owner's of these care to leave their opinions?

 

Thanks in advance for your assistance,

 

Randy

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Secondly' date=' these guitars look really nice to me and seem to have very comparable specs to Standards (solid / but chambered mahogany body, solid mahogany neck, maple tops, burstbucker pickups, Kluson hardware, etc.) except for the gloss finish and yet the Standard Faded's seem to go much cheaper. Is the big price differential due fully to the finish or am I missing something else?

 

Any owner's of these care to leave their opinions?

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You pretty much nailed it. The finish and the uncovered pickups are the main differences. Otherwise, they're more or less the same as a regular Standard. Don't know why they were so much cheaper, but that's why I bought one...

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and then another...

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I wound up selling the second one to fund another Les Paul purchase, but I still play the other one all the time.

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There are two differences: finish, pickup covers. They sound great and are very confortable to play (faded neck, not sticky at all).

 

Anyway... junkie, you gotta stop posting those pics (of the one with covers) at least till I get my covers... you are killing me man!

 

Ok, seeing as junkie started it I will go ahead and post some more porn hehehehehe...

 

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The Standard Fadeds are great guitars in their own way.

 

Benefits:

 

- Very woody, bright tone

- Good stock electronics

- Very light in weight (most of the chambered ones)

- Very easy playability/low action/great neck

- The neck doesn't get sticky

- The frets (at least on mine) don't seem to wear out

 

Disadvantages:

 

-Sometimes, in certain situations the tone can be a bit 'thin'. Not always a problem though (especially not if you're used to it...but it's worth to mention.

 

-Most of the time the nut slots need some filing to work properly and to stay in tune.

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The Faded is my 'main player' these days (even for studio recordings). It's just a guitar that plays/sounds great and I don't have to worry a lot about damaging it...that's why I choose to play it often over my older (more expensive) Les Paul Standard from the 80's.

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There are two differences: finish' date=' pickup covers. They sound great and are very confortable to play (faded neck, not sticky at all).

 

Anyway... junkie, you gotta stop posting those pics (of the one with covers) at least till I get my covers... you are killing me man![/quote']

 

I think you may have given me "TheGrassIsGreenerItis" over the internet, without either of our knowledge

You are getting pup covers for your zebras and I am replacing my covered pups with zebras

:-k

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I've played several Standard Fadeds and they all felt really nice. Lightweight. Cool organic feel with the chunky neck and faded finish.

 

And a big bold resonant tone with plenty of bite!!

 

So I ended up getting one for myself and I'm happy to say it's just like the ones I've played. I'm EXTREMELY happy with it.

 

Mine doesn't have as nice a top as some I've seen (and in this thread)............ but I still like the way it looks. I like the look of the un-covered zebra pickups.

 

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Here's a really half-assed clip I did. I plan on doing some more soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good playing DCoop. As for the Standard Faded, I've been gassing for one of those since I joined the forum. I've got an '07 Standard, which is pretty much the same guitar, but something about the faded look reminds me of my younger days when I played the heck out of my first Gibson guitar. And how about Junkie's Faded with pup covers! Nice, brother. That guitar will keep you warm on those cold Canadian nights.

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Hi All

I'm considering buying a used (barely) GLP Std Cherry burst. It's noit my favourite finish but it plays well, has had little use, sounds great and has just come my way. I have an 2008 Am Std Tele and a 1981 Ibanez Artist - the latter of these two is (honestly) my main guitar due to it's now melow big sound. However the LP is iconic and is different and so would compliment the small collection ! As an aside I do feel very different playing the LP.

I believe that (in the UK) they went for about £1350 new. In the current climate what should I expect to pay ?

Condition is as new complete with case, manual etc etc.

Many Tnx

Dave

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You should buy a reissue.

 

best advice on here.=D>

 

seriously though' date=' the std faded is an excellent choice. having been a member of 3 LP forums for about a year, i can tell you i have seen a lot of complaining about Gibsons. but this particular model [i']never[/i] gets any complaints, except for the nature of the maple top. no one ever complains about them sounding or playing like ***. i had one, and i sometimes do regret having sold it. but it had to go to fund my R9.

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Hey folks - newbie here to the forum. Been a long time player and have owned many brands over the years. I've never owned a Gibson and being a big Les Paul fan' date=' I'm in the market for my first.

 

In doing a little browsing and initial research, I'm very intrigued by the Standard Faded series which I'm guessing was recently discontinued as I see many of these for sale which were made in 2008 and yet no information on Gibson's site. Were these discontinued when the new Standard 2008 was introduced?

 

Secondly, these guitars look really nice to me and seem to have very comparable specs to Standards (solid / but chambered mahogany body, solid mahogany neck, maple tops, burstbucker pickups, Kluson hardware, etc.) except for the gloss finish and yet the Standard Faded's seem to go much cheaper. Is the big price differential due fully to the finish or am I missing something else?

 

Any owner's of these care to leave their opinions?

 

Thanks in advance for your assistance,

 

Randy[/quote']

 

I dont own one but i can tell you that the price difference is because off less coats of nitrocellulose lacquer.

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I've played several Standard Fadeds and they all felt really nice. Lightweight. Cool organic feel with the chunky neck and faded finish.

 

And a big bold resonant tone with plenty of bite!!

 

So I ended up getting one for myself and I'm happy to say it's just like the ones I've played. I'm EXTREMELY happy with it.

 

Mine doesn't have as nice a top as some I've seen (and in this thread)............ but I still like the way it looks. I like the look of the un-covered zebra pickups.

 

DSC03685.jpg

 

Here's a really half-assed clip I did. I plan on doing some more soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What type of marshall is that ? +:-@

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